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 2018-04-26 19:58 

CBC

Fewer hospital stays for asthma reported for Canadian children and teens...

Despite a decrease in hospitalizations, asthma continues to be one of the leading causes of hospital stays for people younger than 20....

 2018-04-26 19:52 

AP

West Virginia nonprofit aims to be addiction services hub...

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A new nonprofit aims to establish a one-stop shop for addiction treatment and care in West Virginia....

 2018-04-26 19:46 

AP

Libyan strongman returns to country after treatment abroad...

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libyan strongman Gen. Khalifa Hifter returned to the country's eastern city of Benghazi on Thursday, after much speculation over his treatment for an unknown ailment in France....

 2018-04-26 19:40 

ABC News (US)

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Toddler Alfie Evans' parents say they'll work with doctors...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-04-26 19:25 

AP

Arkansas advises residents to get vaccinated for hepatitis A...

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (AP) — A clinic has vaccinated more than 225 people for hepatitis A after residents were exposed to the virus in northeast Arkansas....

 2018-04-26 18:51 

AP

Missouri measles outbreak reaches 10 reported cases...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Health officials say there are now 10 reported cases of measles in Missouri, including three students....

 2018-04-26 18:41 

Reuters

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Friends and family may help counter diabetes stress...

(Reuters Health) - People with diabetes may have healthier blood sugar levels when they get lots of encouragement from family and friends to help them overcome the stress of managing their disease, a U.S. study suggests....

 2018-04-26 17:05 

ABC News (US)

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More kids have autism, better diagnosis may be the reason...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-04-26 17:01 

Reuters

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New York City's window guard policy tied to fewer falls and deaths...

(Reuters Health) - New York City's window guard rule, which requires building owners to install window-limiting devices in apartments with children under age 10, has led to a dramatic reduction in injuries and deaths, researchers say....

 2018-04-26 15:30 

Reuters

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Trauma centers serving vulnerable patients on shaky financial ground...

(Reuters Health) - The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been good for the financial health of Level 1 trauma centers in hospitals that serve vulnerable patients, but these critical facilities remain at risk of future financial problems, U.S. researchers say....

 2018-04-26 15:10 

Reuters

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Global study finds 44 genetic risk factors for major depression...

(Reuters) - International scientists have identified 44 genetic variants that can increase the risk of developing major depression and found that all humans carry at least some of them....

 2018-04-26 15:09 

CBC

'This is not experimental anymore': How immunotherapy is being used for some lung cancer and melanoma patients...

Toronto cancer experts reveal how much of the immune therapy hype has translated into real change for Canadian cancer patients....

 2018-04-26 14:49 

Reuters

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AbbVie's beat fueled by demand for Humira, Hep C drugs...

(Reuters) - AbbVie Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by higher sales of its rheumatoid arthritis treatment Humira and its Hepatitis C drugs, leading the company to raise its full-year earnings forecast....

 2018-04-26 14:48 

Reuters

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German minister calls for clearer labeling of unhealthy food...

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany's food industry must label unhealthy products more clearly, the country's new agriculture and consumer protection minister said on Thursday....

 2018-04-26 14:46 

Reuters

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U.S. judge blocks cuts to teen pregnancy prevention grants...

(Reuters) - A federal judge has blocked President Donald Trump's administration from terminating grants issued through a teen pregnancy prevention program, marking the third time in a week that a court has held that the administration's 2017 decis...

 2018-04-26 14:02 

Medscape

Use It or Lose It to Prevent Alzheimer Disease...

Exercise and cognition training could alleviate symptoms of cognitive decline Medscape Psychiatry...

 2018-04-26 13:41 

AP

Report: Chicago police not reporting mentally ill gun owners...

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's inspector general says police are failing on a requirement to tell the state when people are mentally unfit to carry a gun....

 2018-04-26 13:18 

Medscape

New Help for Managing Clostridium difficile Infection...

New guidelines from IDSA/SHEA highlight best practices for treating C difficile infection. Dr David Johnson provides insight for all providers who must be cognizant of this widespread problem. Medscape Gastroenterology...

 2018-04-26 13:08 

Reuters

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EU wants coordinated vaccine push against measles, other diseases...

(Reuters) - The European Commission urged EU member states on Thursday to cooperate more closely in fighting diseases such as measles and flu, saying vaccines against them were among the most powerful and cost-effective public health measures....

 2018-04-26 11:42 

AP

Norovirus confirmed after 50 NY college students fall ill...

CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at a central New York college have confirmed that norovirus sickened over 50 students....

 2018-04-26 11:41 

ABC News (US)

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WATCH: Eat your breakfast to prevent future weight gain...

Skipping breakfast is a predictor of future weight gain and increases your chances of becoming obese, according to a new study....

 2018-04-26 11:08 

Medical Daily

Kids Exposed To Domestic Violence Cost The Government $55 Billion Every Year...

Apart from physical harm and psychological trauma, childhood exposure to domestic violence also leaves a heavy economic burden for the country....

 2018-04-26 11:06 

AP

Board: Facility admin gambles with tenant Social Security...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia state board says the administrator of an assisted living facility used residents' Social Security to gamble and vacation....

 2018-04-26 09:00 

NY Times

'Desperation Oncology': When Patients Are Dying, Some Cancer Doctors Turn to Immunotherapy...

The drugs don't work against every cancer — but on rare occasions, they work miracles. Now some doctors are offering immunotherapy to dying patients....

 2018-04-26 08:40 

Medical Daily

Here's How High Body Temperature Puts Infants At Risk Of Sudden Death...

An experiment on zebrafish has suggested an important association between sleep arousals, body temperature, and sudden infant death syndrome....

 2018-04-26 08:00 

CBC

Code Orange: How Toronto's Sunnybrook hospital knew how to handle Monday's van attack...

News of mass casualties in the wake of Toronto's van attack on Monday sent Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre into a "Code Orange," with trauma nurses and doctors mobilizing to treat the bulk of casualties involved....

 2018-04-26 07:00 

Medical News Today

Baking soda: A safe, easy treatment for arthritis?...

Baking soda is a kitchen staple and go-to home remedy for many conditions. But how and why might it help to treat inflammatory diseases such as arthritis?...

 2018-04-26 07:00 

Medical News Today

Alcohol promotes disease by altering oral bacteria...

Drinking alcohol disrupts the fine balance of our oral bacteria, a new study shows. Thus, harmful types are fostered over helpful ones, promoting disease....

 2018-04-26 06:20 

Medical Daily

Artificial Light At Night Linked To Breast, Prostate Cancer Risk: Study...

Researchers from Spain link nighttime exposure to artificial light from smartphones and white LED street lights to a higher risk of breast and prostate cancer....

 2018-04-26 06:00 

AP

Maui police officer files disability suit against department...

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Maui police officer has filed a lawsuit against the department claiming it has no psychologists to help police with mental health issues and has a pattern of retaliation, f......

 2018-04-26 05:41 

AP

Norovirus confirmed after 50 college students fall ill...

CLINTON, N.Y. (AP) — Officials at an upstate New York college have confirmed that norovirus sickened over 50 students....

 2018-04-26 05:25 

Men's Health News

Prince Harry Is Getting Shredded Before He's Wedded...

Prince Harry wants to look his best for his royal wedding, so he's got himself a pre-nuptial fitness and diet routine fit for a sixth-in-line-for-the-throne king....

 2018-04-26 05:03 

ABC News (US)

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Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches...

Get breaking national and world news, broadcast video coverage, and exclusive interviews. Find the top news online at ABC news....

 2018-04-26 05:03 

Men's Health News

John Cena Says He'll 'Always Love' Nikki Bella...

John Cena says he'll...

 2018-04-26 04:43 

Medical Daily

Dark Chocolate Can Reduce Stress And Make You Smarter, Research Finds...

Two studies have found that consuming certain types of dark chocolate can have a positive effect on stress levels, learning abilities, immunity and more....

 2018-04-26 03:42 

Reuters

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Johnson & Johnson wins appeal to overturn $151 million hip implant verdict...

(Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson on Wednesday secured a favorable U.S. appellate court ruling, overturning a verdict that had awarded $151 million to five people who blamed injuries they suffered on the company's Pinnacle hip implant devices....

 2018-04-25 23:48 

Reuters

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Income, education tied to physical function in old age...

(Reuters Health) - People with lower socioeconomic status may have fewer years of good physical functioning in old age than their more affluent, educated counterparts, a recent study suggests....

 2018-04-25 23:14 

ABC News (US)

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Eat your breakfast to prevent future weight gain, decrease chances of becoming obese...

Skipping breakfast is a predictor of future weight gain and increases your chances of becoming obese, according to a new study....

 2018-04-25 22:33 

AP

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases...

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. health officials say the E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states....

 2018-04-25 21:36 

AP

Legionnaires' cases linked to Co-op City in the Bronx...

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials have confirmed three cases of Legionnaires' disease, one of them fatal, at an apartment complex in the Bronx....

 2018-04-25 21:29 

ABC News (US)

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Number of pre-teen moms in the US at a record low, CDC says...

A new report shows that the number declined by 67 percent over eight years....

 2018-04-25 21:00 

NY Times

Infant Deaths Fall Sharply in Africa With Routine Antibiotics...

Providing one dose every six months saved one in four babies, researchers reported. Now the W.H.O. will consider recommending routine use....

 2018-04-25 20:37 

Reuters

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'Adrenal support' supplements may contain unsafe ingredients...

(Reuters Health) - Many "adrenal support" supplements sold online as energy boosters may contain thyroid hormones and steroids that aren't listed on the labels and can cause dangerous side effects, a study suggests....

 2018-04-25 20:19 

CBC

'Naps aren't just for babies:' ridesharing industry fights fatigue risks...

Some ridesharing companies now require rest periods after extended driving shifts, but it can be difficult to enforce and doesn't sufficiently address driver safety, U.S. sleep medicine society says....

 2018-04-25 20:08 

AP

Nursing home camera bills wins Louisiana senators' support...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Nursing home opposition hasn't slowed a proposal to let Louisiana families install video camera systems in their loved ones' nursing home rooms....

 2018-04-25 19:55 

Reuters

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FDA says reviewing Acadia's Parkinson's medication, shares fall...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it was reviewing Acadia Pharmaceuticals' Parkinson's medication, the only approved drug used to treat hallucinations and delusions associated with the disease....

 2018-04-25 19:53 

Reuters

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Court rules gravely ill UK child cannot travel to Vatican hospital...

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - A British court rejected an appeal on Wednesday from parents of a gravely ill 23-month-old boy to take their son to Italy for treatment, a case that has drawn international attention, including from Pope Francis....

 2018-04-25 19:41 

Reuters

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Fatigue a major risk in ridesharing industry...

(Reuters Health) - Fatigue and sleepiness are inherent safety risks in the ridesharing industry today, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine warns....

 2018-04-25 18:49 

AP

Portable test helps identify refugees at risk of outbreaks...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it a lab in a box: Researchers created a device about the size of a toaster that can test a drop of blood to tell, in about half an hour, who's immune to certain infections a......

 2018-04-25 18:39 

Reuters

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Mom's depression tied to kids' emotional, intellectual development...

(Reuters Health) - A mother's depression is linked with her children's development from infancy through adolescence, according to a new study....

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